This isn't a review but an announcement that reports of our demise have been greatly exaggerated. We have moved to a new shop at 104 Lower Marsh SE1 7AB, almost across the road from our old shop. See details and a map on our website at www.gramex.co.uk. Look forward to seeing you soon at the new shop. GRAMEX
Time Out says
Posted: Mon Apr 28 2014
Browsing here is as comfy and laid-back as flicking through a friend’s collection; battered sofas and cuppas abound. The vast selection of quality used LPs and CDs is so constantly in flux that hundreds of records are cluttered on the central table at any given time while they await sorting. This is done by affable owner Roger Hewland, whose alleged photographic memory is probably the only thing stopping the store sliding into chaos. The majority of the ground-floor CD stock is taken up with an alphabetised catalogue of composers past and present, with opera also well represented (both on CD and DVD) and an assortment of mainstream and modern jazz, comprising almost half the stock. Venture down to the shoebox basement and you’ll find the home of the store’s vinyl collection. There’s a 10% discount on purchases over £100 too.
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Working in Waterloo this week I found this little record store, cd's on 6 - 7 tables in no order very badly ran the owner was talking woffle all the time I was in the store cds over priced for second hand - I'll go to HMV next time....
While this store might be great for a general browse with nothing specific in mind, there is no point going there looking for a specific title. The shop might well stock it, but you will never find it there. There is no order, no catalogue and most importantly no desire from the shop owner (a sweet old man) to help you find what you are looking for. In his own words:"Have a look, if you don't find it, you will buy something else..." I am sorry for the negative review and I am sure the shop will meet the needs of some customers, but for me it was a big waste of time today :-(
A fantastic day out before returning to Kuwait!! Great chat and a wonferful place to learn about singers of a bye gone age, the history of recording and the correct playing speeds of the older records. Roger is a great host and a mine of information. Mike, Kuwait.